*Latest B-Roll from our convoy to rural Damascus, Foah and Kefraya in Idlib governorate this week
*Latest photos from Aleppo humanitarian needs assessment, carried out during ceasefire here
*UNICEF Ireland Executive Director Peter Power is available for immediate interview*
DUBLIN/NEW YORK, 28 September 2016 – At least 96 children have been killed and 223 have been injured in Eastern Aleppo since Friday, UNICEF said today.
“The children of Aleppo are trapped in a living nightmare,” said UNICEF Deputy Executive Director Justin Forsyth. “There are no words left to describe the suffering they are experiencing.”
The health system in Eastern Aleppo is crumbling with some 30 doctors left, hardly any equipment or emergency medicine to treat the injured, and an ever increasing number of trauma cases.
A doctor on the ground told UNICEF that children with low chances of survival are often left to die, due to limited capacity and supplies.
“Nothing can justify such assaults on children and such total disregard for human life. The suffering – and the shock among children – is definitely the worst we have seen.”
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